What if a bed is too soft for your baby?
A new study by a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia has found that babies who sleep in cribs or cots may be more likely to develop a condition known as crib obesity.
The team looked at data from a large cohort of families in British Columbia who were surveyed in the early 1990s and found that more than a third of families had crib obesity and the average infant was more than six pounds heavier than their counterparts in other settings.
“This is not a new finding, but this study has raised some very serious questions about the reliability of the data,” said co-author and professor in the department of pediatrics and child health sciences at UBC, Dr. Paul Gompertz.
“If we have an average infant, which we don’t, we don